The Rundown: Top headlines today: Feb. 7, 2022

Exit Routes For Despots

How many ways are there for an oppressed population to shake off its oppressors? So far, the revolutions of the Arab Spring have shown us two.

Recognition of Hindu Divorces in New York State

A Hindu divorce decree obtained in India in accordance with Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 may or may not be recognized and enforced in the State of New York. Such recognition, when it happens, is based on the concept of ‘comity’ in private international law.

True Grit

One of my first political memories as a small child was Tiananmen Square. I was eight years old at the time and remember watching the evening news as, night after night, masses of people gathered in that square, in defiance of a tyrannical government, to demand the basic human right of liberty. I remember when the soldiers of the “People’s Liberation Army” were sent in to massacre those pro-democracy demonstrators. And I remember the powerful image of a lone man who fearlessly planted himself directly in the path of a column of tanks, and would not let them pass.

FinCEN Extends Its Jurisdiction Over Foreign MSBs

Finally, after almost two years of discussions, FinCEN, the division of the Department of the Treasury dealing with financial crimes, in its administrative function over the Bank Secrecy Act, enacted a new regulation that extends its coverage outside of the borders of the United States. (31 CFR 1022.380) On July 21st, FinCEN published in their Official Newsletter the new regulation called “Definitions and other regulations related to money service businesses” (MSBs).

Corruption in India: Its History, Roots and Current Developments

India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Why one can’t see the development? What is keeping India back?

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